Photo credit: Meet Courtney Clarke (Des Moines Register, 10/24/2017)Quoted in More Iowa women are running in — and winning — local elections. (Des Moines Register, 2/4/2018)
Clarke is a part of a wave of women in Iowa and nationwide who are running for office. In the past month, several Iowa city councils have become majority-woman for the first time.
Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University, said the message from women who enrolled in the center's nonpartisan campaign training after the 2016 presidential election was clear: They felt the need to take action after their expectation of seeing the first female president was thwarted.
Other Trump effects:
The Trump effect has salesman Scott Walker moving bigly and boldly to the center. (1/25/2018)
UPDATE. Advantage, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks: Money talks in more ways than one. (1/25/2018)
The Trump effect has Scott Walker and his WI GOP minions running scared in this election year (the CAFO/Kewaunee County/tainted groundwater edition). (1/25/2018)
The Trump effect in deep red Washington County, Wisconsin. (1/21/2018)
The Trump effect worldwide. (1/19/2018)
The Trump effect in northwest Iowa: Democrats now competitive in districts where they previously couldn't field a candidate. (1/18/2018)